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Unread 10-17-2010, 08:47 AM   #16
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Looks like your off to a great start! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Unread 10-17-2010, 05:48 PM   #17
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Okay got the doors stripped out today and ready for paint. I also got the fenders and hood prepped for paint. Man, prepping doors are hard work! Had to take the entire door apart latches, door locks, windows, interior etc... Still have the grill to strip, and windshield frame to get ready.

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Unread 10-17-2010, 06:04 PM   #18
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In case someone is interested, for new parts that are e-coated you should red scotchbright them to provide a rough surface for the paint to stick on. For parts that are already painted your goal should be to get most of the clearcoat out with DA 320 grit or 400 grit handsanding. You want to make sure that the basecoat is still in good shape so that you are painting on a good and adhesive surface. Be sure to get any rust off and feather the edges of the rust spots from bare metal to primer to basecoat with each layer being at least 1/4." This will help when you are painting. Hope it helps someone.

I would also recommend test fitting all your parts before prepping them for paint. This way you know how everything fits and you can verify that things are right before you paint them. You want to have the confidence that you can bolt things back together with little massaging once it painted.
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Unread 10-17-2010, 06:55 PM   #19
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nice work so far...Lots of it!!!


I'm lookin to get one myself. Haven't found any real beatup one's at the auction yet??? Seems like there needs to be quite a bit of damage for them to be totalled out due to their overpriced nature.
I'll find one.
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Unread 10-17-2010, 07:19 PM   #20
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Yeah, track them at iaai.com and use ridesafely.com to monitor prices so you get a feel for what price and damage you are willing to accept.
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Unread 10-17-2010, 07:23 PM   #21
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Unread 10-17-2010, 07:29 PM   #22
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Unread 10-17-2010, 08:17 PM   #23
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looks great man good luck with that
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Unread 10-17-2010, 08:28 PM   #24
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Wow.. Amazing work..
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Unread 10-17-2010, 09:42 PM   #25
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I like what I see here. Keep it up. Nice Body work.
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Unread 10-19-2010, 09:31 PM   #26
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Thanks for the compliments guys. I really wish I had more room and expert shop! Lots of work has been done this weekend and and early this week to get ready for painting.

The grill has been stripped and sanded so there are no rust spots and rock chips in the front.


The windshield frame had to be prepped and since there was a glass in it you have to find a way to lift the moulding up so that paint can make it underneath it. What I did was use some wire and fished all the way around so that it lifts the moulding up. Then I sanded around the glass as close to the edge as possible. You can also use a tape that had a plastic edge to lift up the moulding as well. Here is what I ended up with.



I also have tons of boxes from Gerald for the next part of the build once we get the jeep back together. I will install the BL and MML while the Jeep is mostly apart because its accessible this way.


This how it sits until painting is done.
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Unread 10-19-2010, 10:49 PM   #27
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Awesome looking project.
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Unread 10-19-2010, 11:00 PM   #28
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nice job!!!
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Unread 10-20-2010, 10:33 PM   #29
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If you could show us pics of your painting process and some details on how you do it, I'd appreciate it. I plan on painting the next jeep I get.
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Unread 10-21-2010, 09:30 PM   #30
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If you could show us pics of your painting process and some details on how you do it, I'd appreciate it. I plan on painting the next jeep I get.
Matt, I would love to tell you that I am doing the painting but I am not. I tried really hard to repair my compressor so that I could use a HVLP gun to do my own painting but I am pulling too much current and tripping the breaker. I am currently living in an apartment complex with shared circuits for the garage and there is too much load.

I had some good tips and ideas for your but research will probably be your best option. The key things are:
1. Having the environment to paint: temperature, humidity, dust free environment etc
2. Prepping is key to having good success
3. A good paint gun and a compressor that has the CFM to keep up with your gun.
4. Patience and practice.
Here are some links on painting and setting up your own booth if you have the space to paint at home:

How to Create a Paint Booth in Your Garage (with pictures) - wikiHow
How to Build a Home Paint Booth
Garage paint booth. A few questions concerning the design and safety
Paint Booth

I plan on painting a few minor thing with aersol and touch-up but that is pretty much going to be my extent of painting on this project. Hope this info helps you!
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